Mergenthaler Antiqua


Mergenthaler Antiqua is an elegant serif typeface, a digitization of a forgotten typeface by Hermann Zapf, found in a 1967 Linotype specimen book.

Mergenthaler Antiqua typeface appeared shortly before the transition from hot metal to photo typesetting and was not successful at the time, so it was never adapted to newer technologies.While it was a variation of the Modern genre, and as such quite close to other designs, it still had Zapf’s distinct calligraphic approach showing through.